The echoes of a pivotal time in American history.
Scholarship as a path to self-realization.
A wildly original film in substance and form.
A dreamlike, multilayered film... spins out different threads of the 1960s revolution and weaves together something quirky and hopeful and touching.
-- Harvard Magazine
"Multi-layered, intense, fast-paced and educational"
-- Rick Pearl, contributor to Isis, the Bob Dylan magazine
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The late 1960s counterculture was a mass awakening. It was a renaissance of music, art, experimental films, underground comix, psychedelic drugs, Eastern philosophy and cosmic consciousness. It was the dawn of the movements for peace, civil rights, environmentalism, sexual diversity and women’s liberation.
UNDERGROUND 68 is the story of Ariel, a Harvard student writing her 2017 senior thesis about campus opposition to the Vietnam war fifty years ago. She digs up more than she bargained for in the unconventional lives of artists, musicians and activists from the Harvard class of 1968. Her story shines a blazing light on today's realities.
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"The movie makes you want the album,
the album makes you want to see the movie"
Harvard class of 1968, professional filmmaker for 40 years.
Director, co-producer, videographer and editor of
RICHARD F. THOMAS
Co-Producer, George Martin Lane Professor of the Classics at Harvard and author of Why Bob Dylan Matters, the highly acclaimed exploration of the work of America’s greatest artist.
Harvard class of 2017, her senior thesis was the spark that set off UNDERGROUND 68.
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